Monday, October 24, 2011

Eyeball Cake Pops

Eye See You!

These eyeball cake pops were a little harder to pull off than I'd expected. But I think they turned out okay, and yours will probably look even better!

What you Need:
1 cake - baked and cooled (any flavor, any size)
1-2 cups icing (I prefer cream cheese icing)
White Candy Melts
Red Candy Melts
*Eye Color Candy Melts (blue, yellow, green, orange, whatever)
Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
Squeeze Bottles or Decorating Bags w/ tip #3 or #5

Click the link to see my step-by-step tutorial to make cake pops.
To make the cake balls, you need to make your cake into small crumbs. Add icing about 1/2 cup at a time until the dough forms a ball, and you can roll it in your hand. Roll teaspoon-sized cake balls and refrigerate them overnight.

Melt white candy melts in a tall mug, with about 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil. Melt the candy in the microwave on 30% power in 30-second intervals, stirring at each stop.

Dip the lollipop stick into the melted candy, then insert it about halfway into the cake ball.

Dip the cake pop into the melted candy, being careful not to twist or spin the pop in the candy, as that will cause it to fall off of the stick.

Tap the lollipop stick gently on the side of the mug so the extra candy will drip off.

Set the stick into the styrofoam to allow the candy to set (a few minutes).

To decorate, you can either add the color of the eye first, or the bloodshot veins first. For both, use melted candy in a squeeze bottle or in a decorating bag with a small hole cut in the end or a tip #2 or #3.
To smooth out the circle of color, gently tap the pop, while holding the cake pop horizontally.

Here's the trick... let these set laying down. If you try to stick them in the styrofoam, like I did at first, the eyeball will drip not very nicely down the pop.  While they set, add the small pupil of chocolate candy melts. Again, let these set while the pop is laying down to keep it from dripping.

Do be careful that your decorating candy isn't too hot, or it will cause the white candy to crack around the decorations.

Click the Links Below to See:
Halloween Cake Pops
More Cake Pop Decorating Ideas
More Fall Decorating Ideas

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